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Epson LS500 ultra short throw 4K HDR 120″ laser projector packs Android TV

Epson LS500 ultra short throw 4K HDR 120″ laser projector packs Android TV

Epson has introduced a new ultra-short-throw projector designed specifically for home entertainment needs; it offers 4K Ultra HD resolution alongside Android TV, enabling users to directly access and project content from their favorite streaming apps. As with other ultra-short-throw projectors, the Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS500 is designed to be placed very close to the wall or screen onto which the image is projected.

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Android TV “Sabrina” dongle could come with a tempting price tag

Android TV “Sabrina” dongle could come with a tempting price tag

It has been a while since Google launched a new Android TV device of its own, which is probably not surprising considering it's pouring its attention on the Chromecast Ultra. The latter is, after all, the device on which its Stadia is best experienced. That, of course, makes Android TV feel more and more like abandonware, a perception Google is trying to shake off this month. And nothing says "commitment" better than a new Android TV device and one might be coming that's even cheaper than the Chromecast Ultra.

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Google Duo on Android TV will take over your living room soon

Google Duo on Android TV will take over your living room soon

Video calls and conferencing are big these days and Google is making an even bigger fuss about it, figuratively and literally. It has been aggressively, perhaps sometimes too aggressively, pushing its Google Meet platform everywhere it can. Its latest move was to push it to large screens, at least via its Cast connectivity, but it, fortunately, isn't doing it just for Meet anymore. The company has revealed that its other video chat platform, Duo, is getting the same treatment, this time is limited to Android TV devices only.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV update is 25th in 5 years

NVIDIA SHIELD TV update is 25th in 5 years

Today we're taking a peek at the smart TV, Android TV device called NVIDIA SHIELD TV and its latest update. This update is the 25th update to the device since its launch in May of 2015. This is a device that's been praised for updates long after competitors have abandoned their devices - it's one of the longest-lasting Android devices ever made.

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Android TV updated with new features plus 4K HDR for Stadia

Android TV updated with new features plus 4K HDR for Stadia

Android TV is prepared for the future in the latest set of updates from Google this week. Included in the near-future action for the platform is Google Play Instant on TV, a way to get users into apps as fast as possible - without the need for installation. Another near-future update for the platform is an Android TV Emulator with Play Store support - that's mainly for developers, but cross your fingers it'll expand!

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Android TV gets big UI change and simplified service subscriptions

Android TV gets big UI change and simplified service subscriptions

Google has announced an Android TV update that, among other things, brings a home screen UI redesign that helps users find the content they're most likely to watch. As well, Google is making it easier for Android TV users to quickly sign up for services like EPIX NOW and Starz, offering a system similar to the way Fire TV users can subscribe to a new 'channel.'

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T-Mobile Android TV set-top box appears on FCC website

T-Mobile Android TV set-top box appears on FCC website

It appears that T-Mobile is working on yet another set-top box of some variety, this one sporting Android TV. The device has appeared at the FCC alongside a few images, indicating that T-Mobile will soon introduce a new device for use with its T-Vision home television service. Though this isn't the first time we've seen a T-Mobile box appear at the FCC, it seems the company may be stepping away from its proprietary platform.

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Android 11 dev preview for Android TV comes with a dongle hint

Android 11 dev preview for Android TV comes with a dongle hint

Android has quite a number of forms but not all of those are treated equally. Android Auto almost feels like an afterthought but even Android TV sometimes has the image of being that red-headed stepchild. There is even some rumors that it will soon be replaced by a certain Google TV. Perhaps to reassure Android TV fans and users that it's still business as usual, Google is now rolling out the first Android 11 developer preview for the platform, just a few weeks after it rolled out the first beta for smartphones and tablets.

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NVIDIA GeForce NOW will soon be streaming to Android TVs

NVIDIA GeForce NOW will soon be streaming to Android TVs

Game streaming news continues to flow especially during these days when the console hardware market seems to be waiting with bated breath for the next big thing. The promise of universal gaming is strong but its current implementations are not that convincing since you're limited by what devices or specific models are officially supported. NVIDIA might be preparing to expand the coverage of GeForce NOW that could give it an ironic advantage over Stadia on Google's own turf.

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TCL brings its budget 3-Series Android smart TVs to the US

TCL brings its budget 3-Series Android smart TVs to the US

In 2014, TCL launched its Roku smart TVs in the United States, something it is building upon with the arrival of its smart TVs running Android. This is the first time TCL will offer Android smart TVs in the US, giving consumers on a budget another option for an inexpensive smart TV. The lineup features TCL 3-Series models packing the Android TV platform.

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Android TV 2020 “stick” leaked: Finally, it’s just this simple

Android TV 2020 “stick” leaked: Finally, it’s just this simple

A leak today showed the next major Google product running the smart TV system Android TV. Included are a single Android TV dongle and an Android TV remote. Together, these would allow Android TV to be run on any modern TV just so long as the user had wireless internet access. It's likely this device package will launch inside the month of July, 2020.

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Google finally testing Android TV one-click subscriptions feature

Google finally testing Android TV one-click subscriptions feature

A little more than a year ago, Google revealed plans to bring one-click subscriptions to its Android TV platform. The feature has been missing in the long months since then, something that has finally changed in a small way. The company has confirmed that it is testing one-click subscriptions with "select" partners; it has also published a support document related to the feature.

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